I am not sure what purpose it served for Dale to share on the world wide web that my daughter and I are often nocturnal creatures. Not everyone in the world has the same sleep schedule for a variety of reasons. My daughter and I have our own reasons, of course, but I honestly don't believe our sleep schedule is an infraction of any air bnb guidelines. I don't expect to tell my guests when they should go to sleep or wake up and, conversely, I hope they do not plan to tell me what my bedtime or wake up time should be either. We are adults after all. The only air bnb requirement I am aware of is that guests and hosts get a restful sleep whenever they choose to and this has never been an issue since I began air bnb in 2014. Only recently when I suffered an injury that my neighbor came to help me with did my guest appear from his room. Although we were not excessively loud and this guest did not mention anything directly to me, my neighbor went home immediately and there was not another issue regarding his rest that I was aware of. This, however, was not the situation with Dale. Our sleep schedule never disrupted his rest. His actual issue was a bit unclear to me. It seems he wanted to walk through the hall naked to use his bathroom. From what I understand, public nudity is not a right afforded to air bnb guests. Actually, I believe public nudity at any time of the day in a host's shared areas would be a direct violation of not just air bnb policies and procedures...but of the law as well. I had no idea that Dale attempted to walk to the bathroom naked and would have been shocked if I had seen him do so. If I had witnessed such an event, I would have notified air bnb personnel immediately. Such behavior is thoroughly inappropriate at any time of the day and should not be an expectation of any guest. So..if you feel uncomfortable walking a few steps to the bathroom robed...please understand my home is not the place for you to stay. We respectfully remain fully clothed while guests are here and we expect the same respect from our guests.
Air bnb lists the following as essential amenities: towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper. Shampoo is an extra amenity, which I do have listed. I am certain I provided Dale with freshly washed towels, washcloths, and bed linens in addition to the bathroom being stocked with toilet paper, shaving cream, hand soap, paper towels, a first aid kit, and other sundry items. Dale's statement that he did not have any bathroom amenities is definitely an exaggeration. If Dale felt he needed something that was missing, he was fully welcome to ask me for it like a grown man, which he did not do. He did use the stove, pots, pans, dishes, fridge, washer, dryer, coffee, coffee pot, and Wi-Fi without an issue. I know that I provide an exceptional amount of amenities to all my guests for a great value. In my experience, there are not many places on any platform that offer such fully equipped accommodations for the exceptionally low rate of $21 per night, without any extra cleaning or miscellaneous fees. The value I offer is actually becoming increasingly unsustainable as energy expenses and cost of living continue to rise, along with unrealistic guest expectations.
Dale's perceived concern about bathroom amenities could have easily and immediately been resolved during his stay by directly communicating with me rather than waiting to address this issue in a public forum. I can only hope future guests will be mature enough to ask me for something if they need it and it is not already provided rather than leave a poor review after their stay when I can do nothing about it. As for Dale's other issues about my sleeping schedule and his need to walk the halls nude...this has more to say about his lack of character and disregard of our privacy than it does about ours.
In addition, I messaged Dale twice on the air bnb platform asking him what time he would arrive. I never received any word from him regarding his check in time until he was in my driveway, which was highly inconvenient. I was able to immediately accommodate him, but communicating earlier would have been much easier.
Finally, I must mention that although Dale left the room clean, he did leave dirty pots and pans in the kitchen after he checked out which I had to take time to scrub. This has never happened with any other guest in the past and I did not appreciate it at all.